Prospective Students


School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

For a rewarding career consider Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Our faculty members are widely recognized for teaching, research and service.  For example, Dr. Chris Eskridge, a renowned faculty member, is a former Fulbright recipient and currently serves as the Director of the American Society of Criminology, the largest professional criminological society in the world.  Also, a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides endless career opportunities.  Our graduates have gone on to successful careers employed as:
      • Private Attorneys
      • Prosecutors
      • Defense Attorneys 
      • Judges
      • Law Enforcement Officers
      • Investigators
      • Federal Agents
      • Probation and Parole Officers
      • Juvenile Service Officers 
      • Correctional Caseworkers
      • Administrators of numerous criminal justice agencies
      • Many other positions in the criminal justice field

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice provides numerous opportunities to enhance your education.  As a student you will:
    • Prepare yourself by completing an academically challenging program. 

    • Have the opportunity to intern with over 50 local, state, federal and private agencies through the Criminal Justice Internship program.

    • Network with our Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA). Recent CJSA guest speakers included: 
        • Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
        • Administrator from the Department of Homeland Security
        • Former officer with Narcotics at New York Police Department in Manhattan
        • Gang Unit Probation Officer with Nebraska Probation
        • Manager and Blood Spatter Expert, Lincoln Police Department Crime Lab
        • Criminal Law Attorney, Berry Law Firm
        • International Corrections consultant
    • Participate in Alpha Phi Sigma (national criminal justice honor society), the Criminal Justice London Study Abroad Program, the Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program and more. 

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